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From TheJournal.ie Three popular illegal streaming sites have been blocked by Irish courts Internet Piracy

Three popular illegal streaming sites have been blocked by Irish courts

Irish internet providers will now have to block Movie4k.to, primewire.ag and onwatchseries.to

From TheJournal.ie The EU is continuing its war with Somali pirates Piracy

The EU is continuing its war with Somali pirates

That is despite attacks essentially stopping in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Megaupload mogul Kim Dotcom wants to live-stream his fight against the United States Let's Do This

Megaupload mogul Kim Dotcom wants to live-stream his fight against the United States

Dotcom faces extradition from New Zealand.

From Business ETC Netflix doesn't believe its unblocker crackdown will cause users to leave Making A Move

Netflix doesn't believe its unblocker crackdown will cause users to leave

Its CEO says “there’s probably so few of them” who will turn to piracy because of its decision to crackdown on VPNs.

From TheJournal.ie Top 10 list for pirated movies shows big increase in downloads for 2015 Piracy Worldwide

Top 10 list for pirated movies shows big increase in downloads for 2015

Big budget blockbusters stayed true to form by topping the pile.

From TheJournal.ie Software pirate ordered to make a viral video to avoid paying a major fine Unusual Punishment

Software pirate ordered to make a viral video to avoid paying a major fine

The Czech Republic courts said it won’t force the man to pay around €350,000 in damages if his anti-piracy video gets 200,000 views on YouTube.

From TheJournal.ie The US claims this man cost the TV and film industry more than $500m Kim Dotcom

The US claims this man cost the TV and film industry more than $500m

Authorities say Megaupload netted more than $175 million in criminal proceeds.

From TheJournal.ie Piracy sites are banning Windows 10 users because they're worried about privacy Cautious

Piracy sites are banning Windows 10 users because they're worried about privacy

They claim that Microsoft is sending back identifying information about their sites when Windows 10 users visit.

From TheJournal.ie Leaked Game of Thrones episodes downloaded one million times already Binge
From TheJournal.ie Australia has just set a major precedent against online piracy, but could the same happen here? Shiver Me Timbers

Australia has just set a major precedent against online piracy, but could the same happen here?

Internet Service Providers are to be made hand over the identities of almost 5,000 people who illegally shared one movie.

From TheJournal.ie Cut the music: Police bust illegal karaoke website The Fun Police

Cut the music: Police bust illegal karaoke website

They were hosting a large number of copyrighted files.

From TheJournal.ie Norwegian people aren't pirating music any more - here's why Revenue Streams

Norwegian people aren't pirating music any more - here's why

The answer is pretty simple, it seems.

From TheJournal.ie Google was asked to remove 345 million 'pirate' links in 2014 Copyright Infringement

Google was asked to remove 345 million 'pirate' links in 2014

The number of requests increased by 75% compared to 2013.

The Walking Dead was trending in Ireland this morning, thanks to piracy

Several of you stayed up until the wee hours to watch the show.

From TheJournal.ie Remember Megavideo? Its founder is offering €3.7mn for dirt on the US Government Pirate Bounty

Remember Megavideo? Its founder is offering €3.7mn for dirt on the US Government

Kim Dotcom is being prosecuted by US authorities for piracy but is fighting extradition from New Zealand.

From TheJournal.ie Android pirates plead guilty in first counterfeit apps case Arr-ndroid

Android pirates plead guilty in first counterfeit apps case

More than one million counterfeit apps were sold by US site appbucket.net, which were worth more than €500,000.

From TheJournal.ie Ban on Pirate Bay lifted by Dutch court Computer Says No

Ban on Pirate Bay lifted by Dutch court

Access to Pirate Bay is still blocked to the majority of Irish internet users.

From TheJournal.ie Google Glass moviegoer detained by US Homeland Security over piracy fears Recording

Google Glass moviegoer detained by US Homeland Security over piracy fears

The man, who was detained for over an hour, was accused of recording a cinema screening of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

From TheJournal.ie Clampdown on Somali pirates leads to 40 per cent drop in incidents worldwide Shipping

Clampdown on Somali pirates leads to 40 per cent drop in incidents worldwide

15 incidents were attributed to Somali pirates last year — down from 237 in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year High Seas

Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year

New security measures take effect – but there are still “suspicious approaches” to ships.

From TheJournal.ie Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism' Greenpeace

Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism'

The new charge – used against the members of Pussy Riot – carries a maximum sentence of seven years in a penal colony.

From TheJournal.ie Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy Russia

Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy

The 30 activists from 18 countries have been detained since they scaled an oil platform in the Arctic last week.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton insists 'Pirate Bay' ruling will not mean bans on legal content Irish SOPA

Bruton insists 'Pirate Bay' ruling will not mean bans on legal content

The enterprise minister says the rights of legal internet users are taken into account before any website can be blocked.

From TheJournal.ie High Court orders six Irish internet providers to block The Pirate Bay Piracy

High Court orders six Irish internet providers to block The Pirate Bay

UPC, Imagine, Digiweb, Vodafone, Three and O2 have been given 30 days to block users’ access to the piracy website.

From TheJournal.ie Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs Copyright

Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs

This could be the first suit using the country’s controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Japan introduces new illegal downloading laws with prison terms Piracy

Japan introduces new illegal downloading laws with prison terms

Those convicted of illegal downloading could face two years in jail, or fines of about €20,000.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie First person jailed in UK for linking to pirated copies of TV shows and films Piracy

First person jailed in UK for linking to pirated copies of TV shows and films

The site was once among the top 500 websites visited globally.

From TheJournal.ie Piracy case against megaupload founder is a threat to internet innovation, says Apple's Wozniak Piracy

Piracy case against megaupload founder is a threat to internet innovation, says Apple's Wozniak

“It’s just kind of ridiculous what they did to his life”: Apple co-founder supports Kim Dotcom.

From TheJournal.ie EU carries out air strikes on Somali pirates Piracy

EU carries out air strikes on Somali pirates

Attack helicopters took part in the attacks early this morning along the coastline of Somalia.

From TheJournal.ie EU digital affairs chief admits controversial ACTA treaty likely to fail Acta

EU digital affairs chief admits controversial ACTA treaty likely to fail

Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes says we’re likely “to be in a world without SOPA and without ACTA”.

From TheJournal.ie EU agrees on referral of ACTA to European Court of Justice Acta

EU agrees on referral of ACTA to European Court of Justice

Commissioners yesterday agreed the terms of a legal submission asking the court to rule on whether the treaty is legal.

From TheJournal.ie European Court of Justice asked to rule on legality of ACTA treaty Acta

European Court of Justice asked to rule on legality of ACTA treaty

The EU’s trade commissioner Karel De Gucht wants to see whether the anti-counterfeiting rules are in breach of EU freedoms.

From TheJournal.ie Cork teenager organises protest against ACTA Acta

Cork teenager organises protest against ACTA

‘The February March’ against the controversial international anti-counterfeiting agreement will take place later today.

From TheJournal.ie Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification Acta

Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification

Bulgaria may join the growing list of EU countries delaying their ratification of the controversial ACTA legislation…

From TheJournal.ie EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA Internet

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA

The VP of EMI’s Urban Promotions says that the best way to tackle piracy is not to introduce bills like ACTA or SOPA – but to simply provide better service.

From TheJournal.ie Column: A response to Sean Sherlock's Drivetime interview on #SOPAIreland Opinion

Column: A response to Sean Sherlock's Drivetime interview on #SOPAIreland

Paul Quigley, founder of news story-tracking website Newswhip, analyses the arguments made by the junior minister yesterday in favour of a new online copyright law.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Seán Sherlock's full briefing note on copyright protection Piracy

In full: Seán Sherlock's full briefing note on copyright protection

This is the text of a full briefing note distributed by Seán Sherlock to members of the Oireachtas this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland and EU to sign controversial ACTA treaty tomorrow Acta

Ireland and EU to sign controversial ACTA treaty tomorrow

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has come under fire after suggestions it could limit online freedoms.

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